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Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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European M&A rockets – but European firms miss out on the big mandates

The annual M&A league tables are coming out and it’s good news. Globally, M&A activity was back to pre-crisis levels in 2014. In Europe the combined value of announced deals broke through the $1tr barrier to hit $1.3tr, up 35.5 per cent from 2013. But the ever-increasingly cross-border nature of the market is heavily underlined […]

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Cooley CEO Joe Conroy on London: “We put our money where our mouth is”

Cooley CEO Joe Conroy talks to The Lawyer about the firm’s raid on Edwards Wildman and Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) and the plans for its London office. At 9:01 this morning, Conroy toasted Cooley’s 15 partners in the firm’s new London base in Dashwood House on Old Broad Street. For him, the London office represents “the most […]

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Kennedys follows through on promise of Scottish insurance launch

Kennedys has taken over a litigation boutique and hired a partner from McClure Naismith as part of a plan to rapidly grow a presence north of the border. The firm has taken over niche Edinburgh litigation practice Francis Gill & Co and hired Edinburgh-based defender insurance liability partner Rory Jackson from McClures. As part of […]

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The Lawyer European Awards 2015: the shortlist

This year’s shortlisted firms, drawn from a record number of entries, stand out for their sharp and inventive strategic focus to overcome challenges Sponsored by As the legal market around the world continues to evolve, this year’s European Awards will show how the right strategy can lead to success, even in some of the most […]

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